The German Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport Dr Volker Wissing launched an international e-fuels dialogue in Munich at the conference “E-Fuels – Paving the Way for Clean Mobility”. The conference is focused on the potential of e-fuels and strategies for a successful market ramp-up. The aim is to consolidate international exchange.
We need e-fuels to achieve our climate protection goals. Electricity-based synthetic fuels are an important and necessary addition to electromobility. We will be able to decarbonize transport faster if we keep all technological possibilities open. A successful market ramp-up of e-fuels requires comprehensive political support—worldwide.
Our goal is to agree on uniform standards and a legal framework, to reduce the currently high costs and to increase production capacities. Legal and planning certainty are necessary prerequisites for industry and investors. At our conference in Munich, we initiated an international e-fuels dialogue, which we now want to continue so that we can make electricity-based fuels available for all modes of transport. Our partners can be sure: we can rely on Germany—as a player in the climate-friendly transformation of mobility, but also as a long-term partner for climate-friendly fuels.—Federal Minister Volker Wissing
In three rounds of discussions at the conference, possible uses were examined, successful strategies for the production of e-fuels were examined and innovative solutions to promote the market ramp-up were discussed.
In the morning, a political exchange took place at ministerial level. Among others, the Czech Republic, Morocco and Japan were represented. This exchange of ideas focused in particular on the importance of e-fuels in the different countries and sectors. At the subsequent conference, representatives from research and industry discussed the opportunities and challenges that arise in the production and use of e-fuels together with political decision-makers.
The Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport aims to continue the international e-fuels dialogue and to deepen and expand international exchange.